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Bali To Focus On Attracting High-Earning Chinese Tourists When Borders Open

The Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun, has told the media about the department’s plans to attract high-earning Chinese tourists when borders eventually reopen. It remains the case that citizens in mainland China remain unable to travel internationally for leisure purposes. Despite heavy restrictions in place, with no sign of them …

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Seoul To Bali Flights To Resume In December

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has announced the resumption of the Seoul-Bali flight route starting in December. The Seoul-Denpasar schedule will operate twice weekly, on Sundays and Mondays, carrying over 251 passengers. The route sees the return of direct flights from South Korea to Bali just in time for the New Year holidays.  The flight …

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Direct Flights From Japan To Bali Resume

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Airlines, has resumed its service from Tokyo to Bali. This is the latest in a succession of flight resumptions in recent weeks, another positive sign that Bali is not slowing down in its recovery from the pandemic.  A flight carrying 150 passengers departed from Narita International Airport on Wednesday, 2nd November, …

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New Zealand Finally Resumes Direct Flights To Bali

It has been a long time coming, but finally, after three years, New Zealand to Bali direct flights are about to be resumed. The national carrier, Air New Zealand, has announced the return of the non-stop route to the holiday paradise. There is still a little wait to go, however. The service will be resumed …

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Immigration Director Left Furious After Surprise Spot Check Of Bali Airport

The Acting Director General of Immigration for Indonesia, Widodo Ekatjahjana, conducted a surprise spot check at immigration counters at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday the 6th of October. After finding multiple visa-on-arrival counters unstaffed, Ekatjahjana made his frustration known to the staff.  The surprise inspection was carried out at around 10.30 pm. …

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Virgin Australia Relaunches Adelaide-Bali Route

Today, thousands of Australian travelers woke to the news that Virgin Australia will be relaunching its Adelaide-Bali flight service. The announcement comes as welcome news to travelers from South Australia who are grateful to have more airline providers offering the route. Until now, the direct route had been provided by Jetstar and Qantas.  Virgin Australia …

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Bali Gyms Fight To Put Island On The Map As Leading Sports Destination

As a destination, Bali proudly boasts something for everyone. While the resort island has become famous for beachside holidays, spiritual self-development, and natural beauty, there is an untapped tourism market that locals are keen to bring to the fore. Sport tourism in Bali is emerging as a growing market on the island. Sports tourism is …

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Bali Is Back! Mass Tourism Returns To The Island Of The Gods

After two years of international lockdowns and travel restrictions, Bali is starting to feel the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. The Island of the Gods had become used to welcoming over 6 million visitors annually before the pandemic began. In 2021 Bali recorded just 51 international tourists due to strict border controls. This week …

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Jetstar Plane Headed For Bali Delayed After Passenger Lights Up

Travelers ready and waiting to fly from Melbourne to Bali had an unexpected delay on Tuesday afternoon when a fellow passenger lit a cigarette on board the plane.  Holidaymakers flying to the Island of the Gods already had a frustrating pre-departure experience as Jetstar flight JQ1035 on Tuesday has already been delayed from its 3pm …

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Almost 2000% Increase In Arrivals To Bali During Peak Holiday Season

A staggering increase in international arrivals to Bali in 2022 compared to 2020, and 2021 is hardly surprising. With the travel industry decimated by the impact of international lockdowns and border closures, the number of visitors to the Island of the Gods dropped to near zero. However, the latest figures are a reason to celebrate. …

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Confusion Continues For International Travelers Over Bali Booster Requirement

Breaking News: Indonesian has announced that the country will not require a booster shot for international arrivals. This includes the island of Bali. Earlier Story Now Continues Officials in Indonesia have announced the date that the compulsory booster vaccine mandate will come into effect for domestic travelers, but are yet to confirm the date for …

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Bali Airport Welcomes Back 2 More Airlines And Celebrates 48 International Flight Routes

As the peak tourism season is well underway in Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport celebrates the return of two more major international airlines and hits the milestone of serving 48 international flight schedules. The increased availability of flights will be well received by the Indonesian authorities who were becoming concerned that demand for …

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